“When children lose their homes, they lose almost everything: their access to healthcare, education, food, and safety,” one advocate said.
The 10 biggest global crises—including Israel’s war on Gaza—forced more than 10 million children to flee their homes in 2023.
That figure likely puts the total number of displaced children at more than 50 million, a new record, Save the Children said in an analysis published Tuesday. The number of children displaced worldwide has also more than doubled from around 20.6 million in 2010. While the number of displaced people overall reached a record 114 million in October 2023, children are being pushed from their homes at an even faster rate than adults and face unique vulnerabilities.Continue reading